Thursday, 1 February 2018

Recipe 1: Vanilla Pound Cake with Yogurt

Pound cake is a dense yet a soft cake as compared to the regular cakes.

It has a slight tang or sourness from the curd/yogurt which counteracts beautifully with the sweet vanilla flavour.

The addition of suji/semolina in my Vanilla Pound Cake with Yogurt makes the cake healthier as it cuts the amount of flour.

With or without semolina, this recipe of vanilla pound cake is superb. It is perfect cake to accompany a cup of tea or coffee.

Bake and enjoy!


  1. 1 cup flour
  2. 1/2 cup semolina/suji
  3. 1 cup sugar powder
  4. 1/2 cup flavourless vegetable oil or 1 cup unsalted butter
  5. 1/2 cup sour yogurt
  6. 1/4 tsp. vanilla essence (click to buy Ossoro French Vanilla Essence)
  7. 1 tsp. baking powder
  8. 2 eggs


In a bowl, whisk oil, yogurt, sugar, eggs and vanilla essence together.
In a separate bowl, sieve flour and baking powder to make it clump free.
Combine the wet ingredients with flour mixture and semolina.
Lightly fold the cake batter and pour it in a greased and floured cake tin.
(Optional step) I added a few slivered almonds to the wet batter on top just before baking for a crunchy topping.
Bake your cake in a pre-heated oven at 180 degrees for 40 minutes or till a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

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